The World of the Infant

Dr. Shanker discusses what we know about stress and energy in infants and what we can do about it and goes into great detail in areas such as reframing temperament and sensitive vs. insensitive caregiving.
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Why register for this webinar?

Early Steps to Self-Regulation

Register for this webinar to learn about what we know about stress and energy in infants and what we can do about it.

There is no such thing as “readiness” when it comes to self-regulation. Infants are learning to self-regulate in various ways. And the adults who care for them are part of the process. Join Stuart Shanker for some great insights into how very young children are affected by stress, energy, and tension, and how caregivers can support early self-regulation as well as an illuminating discussion of recent neuroscience findings that will deepen your understanding of self-regulation in infants 3-6 months old.

You will learn about:
  • How adults sometimes misconstrue babies’ stress behaviours, not to mention their own caregiving behaviours
  • The connections between infants’ energy and their behaviours
  • What the famous orphanage studies of the 20th century taught us
  • How caregiver behaviour affects infants’ energy
  • Reframing “high-reactive” and “low-reactive” infants
  • Reframing “sensitive” and “insensitive” caregiving
  • Reframing temperament
Meet the instructor

Dr. Stuart Shanker

Stuart Shanker is the author of the Self-Reg trilogy: Calm, Alert, and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation (Pearson 2012), Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life (Penguin 2016), Reframed: Self-Reg for a Just Society (UofT Press 2020); and with Susan Hopkins, Self-Reg Schools: A Handbook for Educators (Pearson 2019). In 2012, Stuart founded The MEHRIT Centre as a Self-Reg learning and information centre for parents, educators, the leaders of today, and the leaders of tomorrow.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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